After Salisbury poisoning, host says there have been too many strange incidents in recent years

Russian state television has cautioned “traitors” and Kremlin critics that they should not settle in England because of an increased risk of dying in mysterious circumstances.

” Don't prefer England as a place to live. Whatever the reasons, whether you're a professional traitor to the motherland or you merely detest your country in your spare time, I repeat , no matter, don't move to England ,” the presenter Kirill Kleymenov said during a news programme on Channel One, state TV's flagship station.

” Something is not right there. Maybe it's the climate. But in recent years there have been too many strange incidents with a grave outcome. People get hanged, poisoned, they die in helicopter accidents and fall out of windows in industrial quantities ,” Kleymenov said.

The stark alerting goes as the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, remain critically ill in hospital after being poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury. Moscow has labelled speculation that they were targeted by the Kremlin security services as an” anti-Russian campaign “.

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